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Verb: impale  im'peyl
  1. Pierce with a sharp stake or point
    "impale a shrimp on a skewer";
    - transfix, empale, spike
     
  2. Kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
    "the enemies were impaled and left to die";
    - stake

Derived forms: impales, impaled, impaling

Type of: kill, pierce, thrust

Encyclopedia: Impale